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20 Odd But Useful Home and Kitchen Products on Amazon

Sure, they look quirky, but these cool Amazon products for the home and kitchen will change how you cook, clean and DIY.

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Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner

If you’re ready to learn how to clean a microwave without breaking your back, this time-saving microwave cleaning gadget is for you. The Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner is one of the most useful cool Amazon products because it does the heavy lifting for you—no scrubbing required. Simply pour a dash of water and vinegar to the Angry Mama’s fill line, pop it in the microwave for five minutes and watch as the grime lifts away. Pro tip: Swap the vinegar for lemon juice for a fresh cleaning aroma.

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Pizza Scissors

Toss out your pizza cutter and pick up a pair of pizza scissors! This odd but useful kitchen gadget perfectly cuts pizza without dragging off the top layer of cheese. Simply slide the spatula tip under the pizza and get cutting!

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Piggy Egg Yolk Separator

Quirky and cute, this piggy egg yolk separator is for any cook, baker or eater who prefers egg whites as their breakfast of choice. Lightly pinch the side of the piggy with two fingers and release in a separate dish to remove the egg yolk. It’s dishwasher-safe, too!

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Gracula Garlic Crusher

File this under cool Amazon products you didn’t know existed. The Gracula garlic crusher is a compact yet powerful kitchen tool that minces garlic into tiny pieces by twisting Gracula’s head. It beats crushing garlic with a knife, and it’s an Amazon kitchen find that’s almost too cute to stash in a drawer.

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Corn Stripper

If you love corn on the cob but dislike getting corn bits in your teeth, look no further. This corn stripper does exactly what it says by stripping corn from the cob in one motion. Next time a recipe calls for grilled corn or an outdoor barbecue is in the works, make sure to have this prep tool from Amazon on hand (it’s even kid-safe!).

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Breakfast Sandwich Maker

Finally, a kitchen gadget that assembles breakfast sandwiches! The Hamilton Beach breakfast sandwich maker cooks eggs, ham and even toasts bread all in one use. Each “burner” is arranged on top of one another—just like how the ingredients stack in a breakfast sandwich—making assembly easier than ever. Just add your egg and meat and bread of choice (we like English Muffins) to their slots, cook for a few minutes, and enjoy a yummy breakfast sandwich!

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Toilet Bowl Night Light

Not that illuminating your toilet is on the top of your priorities, but when you’re stumbling around in the middle of the night, this toilet night light is handy. It’s easier on the eyes than turning on the overhead bathroom light and a carousel mode keeps all 16 colors in rotation. Best part? It only turns on when someone enters the bathroom, thanks to the built-in motion sensor.

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Yueshico Stainless Steel Watermelon Slicer Ecomm Via Amazon.comvia merchant

Watermelon Slicer

Sure, you can use a knife to cut and slice watermelon, but why not invest in a tool that does the heavy lifting for you? This bestselling watermelon slicer beats using a regular knife to cut through the fruit, leaving you with perfectly cut cubes every time. It also comes with a melon baller if you prefer watermelon in ball form.

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Splatypus Jar Spatula

Say goodbye to fumbling around a nearly empty jam jar with a knife with this odd but useful Splatypus jar spatula. Similar to a peanut butter knife (yes it’s a thing), this spatula works its way into every nook and cranny to make sure no jam, peanut butter or sauce gets left behind.

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Critter Catcher

This insect catcher is your best bet for safely catching and removing spiders and critters from a safe distance. Surround the bug with the soft bristles, then pull the trigger to scoop it up. You’ll be happy to have this cool Amazon product lying around in the cleaning closet when unwanted critters make themselves known.

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Chilly Mama Baking Soda Fridge And Freezer Odor Absorber Ecomm Via Amazon.comvia merchant

Chilly Mama Fridge Odor Absorber

Yes, there’s even a Chilly Mama that absorbs fridge and freezer odors. Fill this little lady with baking soda, stick it in the fridge or freezer, and enjoy fresh smelling odors only. It’s a much cuter alternative to keeping a box of baking soda in the fridge.

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Butter Spreader

This stainless steel butter spreader isn’t an ordinary butter knife. One end has ridged grooves for cutting while another side contains tiny holes that evenly distribute butter or peanut butter on toast. The Amazon butter spreader boasts over 6,000 ratings, and shoppers love that it creates perfect butter ribbons whether the stick is soft or hard. It’s one of many gadgets for people who love butter, right next to the butter crock.

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Meat Claws

Not only are meat claws one of the smartest cool Amazon products, it’s a wallet-friendly kitchen addition that cuts down time and energy when shredding meat. Using one claw in each hand, this tool easily pulls meat and withstands high heat. It’s similar to the fan-favorite Farberware meat masher, just be careful, the claws are extremely sharp so it’s best to store it safely in a drawer.

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Eggshell Peeler

Made from BPA-free plastic, this eggshell peeler eliminates the tedious work of peeling shells off of hard-boiled eggs. The blade even cracks raw eggs.

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Rub A Way Bar Stainless Steel Odor Absorber Ecomm Via Amazon.comvia merchant

Stainless Steel Odor Absorber

For times when soap just doesn’t cut it, try the Rub-a-Way Bar. It’s a stainless steel odor absorber that looks exactly like a bar of soap except it actually removes unwanted odors from hands. It’s a unique gadget to use after handling raw meat, onions or other food that leaves you with smelly hands.

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Magnetic Wristband

For the woodworker, home improvement enthusiast or general DIYer, this innovative wristband is your new best friend. To access screws, nuts, drill bits, bolts, nails and washers, just look at your wrist and there they are.

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Cut-Resistant Gloves

If you’re sick of fingers getting in the way of grating, it’s time to invest in these cut-resistant gloves. Odd but useful, these gloves allow you to handle your grater, knives and mandoline slicer without needing a bandage. The gloves are made of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene, glass fiber and Spandex, and are designed to resist cuts from even the sharpest blades. It’s one of many cool Amazon products on this list that you’ll use for years to come.

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The Drain Wig

This drain wig prevents drains from clogging by catching hair on the spot. It’s one of the best mindless yet cool Amazon products that solves a common problem.

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Honbay Ladybug Shaped Corner Desk Vacuum Ecomm Via Amazonvia merchant

Ladybug Desk Vacuum

Crumbs, dust and eraser shavings are unsightly, annoying and messy. Clean them up with this ladybug desk vacuum! It’s lightweight, compact, well-built and downright adorable.

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Dip Clip

Though technically a car product, this odd but useful dipping sauce clip simply can’t go unnoticed. It’s one of the best “TikTok Made Me Buy It” purchases because it solves a common problem (where do you put ranch or ketchup during fast food trips in the car?!). The gadget clips onto car vents, providing an almost spill-proof (rather tip-proof) solution for dipping fries and nuggets.

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As Associate Shopping Editor, Madi is an expert at helping Taste of Home readers find everyday household products to level up their life. She covers everything from Instagram-famous products to the internet’s best deals and discounts. When she’s not deep in a story, you can find her honing her at-home mixology skills and scouring TikTok for the next trendy product.